Montclair STAR Program

Do I Have a Problem with Sexual Addiction?

Sexual addiction is a treatable condition when you are sure there is a problem. If you have any questions about your sexual acting out behavior, the following are ten signs of sexual addiction* that could indicate a problem:
  1. Pattern of out of control sexual behavior.
  2. Severe consequences due to sexual behavior.
  3. Inablilty to stop despite adverse consequences.
  4. Persistent pursuit of self-destructive or high-risk behavior.
  5. Ongoing desire or effort to limit sexual behavior.
  6. Sexual obsession and fantasy as a primary coping strategy.
  7. Increasing amounts of sexual experience because the current level of activity is no longer sufficient.
  8. Severe mood changes around sexual activity.
  9. Inordinate amounts of time spent in obtaining sex, being sexual, or recovering from sexual experience.
  10. Neglect of important social, occupational or recreational activities because of sexual behavior.
*From Don't Call It Love, by Patrick Carnes, Ph.D.

For evaluations and follow up treatment, contact Robert L. Fuhlrodt at 973-746-6928 or via email.

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